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November 28th, 2004


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11:47 am - Friday through Sunday
My fraternal twin, Bob, came over Friday. We went running on the trails near me, in the snow. Then we came back, showered and tried to get Neverwinter Nights to work. For some reason it doesn't want to work right. We had no luck, which may be caused by not enough hard drive space. It's over 2 gigs! Then we went over Bob's Magic: the Gathering cards and put together a white/green deck for him. He brought back a sleeping bag we had thought was lost, which was nice. Overall, I had a good time.

The in-laws came over for lunch on Saturday. Liz's dad wanted to talk to us about stocks. Turns out they want us to start investing and plan on giving us money to do so. We will let them know for sure by Christmas, but I think it's a great idea. Now I have to do some research, although he gave us a list of stocks that Liz's uncle Roger picked, and he used to be a very good stock broker before he retired. We might just use that list.

Today will hopefully be a lazy day. Just sit around and eat pie and turkey and stuff.

I've been taking a notebook to work to work on my novel. I've been doing the synopsis and also writing a bunch of background stuff. Species cultural information, technology information. It will be a science fiction novel although it will have some magic in it. One of the hardes things is to decide what the level of technology or magic for the different races should be. Plus there are all the other species that need cultural notes and background stuff. It's a challenge. I'm almost done with the synopsis based on one character's point of view and will then work on another based on a second character's point of view. The novel is a supplement to the role playing game I'm working on. Once I get all the background stuff taken care of, I'm hoping it will be easier to actually write it. I've already written some early chapters, but they are no good as I've already changed how things are to be.

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From:qorinda
Date:November 28th, 2004 05:50 pm (UTC)
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Interesting about the novel. My friend, Dave, was really into gaming for awhile, and would often write stories based on his characters' story lines. He played NWN for awhile, although his true love was EverQuest. He was also working on creating a LARP that would be an ongoing training program in magic. We planned for a long time how we would set up a semi-permanent area where people could come and play the LARP, and be learning things at the same time, without realizing it.

He is currently working on getting into med school and has left that all behind, but it's sure a blast from the past to hear you talking about it.

Good luck with your writing. :)

Oh, and by the way, the name I use on lj - Qorinda - came from the story line of some rpgs I used to participate in too. Qorinda, Knightess of the Meadowlands, rode a white dragon named Aurora....
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From:uberrod
Date:November 29th, 2004 07:54 am (UTC)
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Thanks for the good wishes. I've often wondered where you came up with your lj name.

The magical training LARP sounds like an interesting idea

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